CLWYD South AM Ken Skates has given his backing to Small Business Saturday, a nationwide initiative which will this year be held on December 7.
The idea originated from the USA to help give small firms a boost and try to create a rise in long-term customers. It also provides small businesses with an opportunity to network with each other, championing their role in local communities and highlighting the role of entrepreneurship.
Labour AM Mr Skates said: “Small businesses are important everywhere, but they are especially vital in an area like ours which contains so many villages and small towns. We need to give them all the support we can so that they do not go under in tough economic times like this.
“Small and medium-sized businesses form the backbone of our economy and deserve to be supported as they have a loyalty to their customers and their area in a way that global multi-nationals do not, as we have seen recently with HSBC’s proposed closure of its Llangollen branch. Small Business Saturday is a great way for people to show their support.”